Dear Dignity Friend,
Hope you are having a good week.
This Sunday we are celebrating the Feast of Mary Magdalene with a special liturgy and a potluck to follow. Please join us!
We hope and pray that this weekly message will nurture you spiritually and be especially helpful in the more difficult times of life.
I don’t think the important thing is to be certain about answers
nearly as much as being serious about the questions.
When we hold spiritual questions,
we meet and reckon with our contradictions,
with our own dilemmas;
and we invariably arrive at a turning point
where we either evade God or meet God.
Mere answers close down the necessary struggle
and too easily.
When we hang on the horns of dilemmas with Christ
—between perfect consistency and necessary contradictions—
we find ourselves in the unique place I call “liminal space.”
Reality has a cruciform shape to it then—
and we are taught best at the intersection of order and disorder,
where God alone can make sense out of the situation
and we must surrender.
All real transformation of persons takes place
when we’re inside of such liminal space—
with plenty of questions
that are open to God and grace and growth.
Adapted from Holding the Tension: The Power of Paradox(CD, DVD, MP3)
Lose my life, find my life.